The strength of the tide varies on the Norfolk Broads. Whilst some locations are little effected by the tide, other areas have significant tidal flow. Understanding how tides work and reading a timetable are critical when calculating passage between the Northern and Souther Broads, passing through Great Yarmouth. The Tides effect the depth of water. At low water there is more room to pass under a bridge. Some bridges on the Norfolk Broads can only be passed under at low tide.

About Tides

Charted Depth
On a navigational chart the depth of water marked is the charted depth. The depth of the water shown is at Chart Datum

Chart Datum
This is the lowest tide level ever seen. Navigational charts are always marked at the lowest depth of water.

Height of Tide
This is the height of the water above chart datum and displayed in the tide tables

Drying Height
How far above chart datum a rock or sandbar dries

Rising or Flood
Refers to the tide coming in

Fall or Ebb
Refers to the tide going out

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